School Safety Portal

The Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District is committed to the safety and security of every member of the school community. We value our partnership with the Chagrin Falls and South Russell police and fire departments, as well as with our community members, as we continually work to ensure the physical and emotional safety of students and staff.

We strongly encourage you to make sure your contact information is correct in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  In the event of an emergency, the District uses an automated calling system to get information out to parents very quickly.  The phone numbers are pulled directly from Infinite Campus so keeping your information up to date is vital.

In addition, please sign up for the eCommunications service, part of the District's comprehensive notification system, to receive an email message in the event of an emergency.

If you have an idea or question about school safety, please contact:

Building Level Questions:
Dr. Rachel Jones, Gurney Elementary Principal
Curtis Howell, Intermediate School Principal
Laila Discenza, Middle School Principal
Amanda Rassi, High School Principal

District-Wide Questions:
Mike Baldwin, School Resource Officer
Amanda Rassi, High School Principal

District Safety Measures

Student/Parent Resources

Mental Health/Counseling

We recognize that mental health and social-emotional awareness are key security components in the school environment. 

Chagrin Falls Schools has six school counselors on staff.  We also have two clinical counselors contracted to serve the District.  We also have two school psychologists and a social worker on staff.  

There is also now a Crisis and Suicide hotline, 988.  Students can call or text the three-digit number to obtain a trained counselor who can offer help and support.

The District uses multiple measures to gauge where additional help may be needed relative to students' social/emotional well-being. is a collaborative, inter-agency website created by the federal government to provide schools and districts with actionable recommendations to create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can thrive and grow. They advocate that by supporting students who are experiencing mental health challenges, schools can help foster a sense of safety and promote better academic and behavioral outcomes. Providing access to mental health services can reduce mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties with students at risk.

Safer Ohio School Tip Line


Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Parents can use the portal to keep their contact information updated.

eCommunication Sign up
Parents can sign up to receive information emails from the district.

Safety Forum Presentation
The presentation was shared with families on May 22nd, 2023. You can find the agenda from the forum here as well.

Ohio Department of Education School Safety Requirements.